Charles Lapicque - Abstract Figures, 1964
Original Lithograph on Paper, Hand Signed and Numbered Edition 15/99
14.75 x 10.75 in
Charles Lapicque was a French painter known for his brightly colored depictions of landscapes and figures. Employing fragmented pictorial space, patches of color, and cursory outlines. Born on October 6, 1898 in Theizé, France, Lapicque fought in the artillery during World War I, and received the Croix de Guerre in 1918. The following year, he entered the École Centrale des Arts et Manufactures in Paris, where he trained as an engineer. Lapicque produced some of his first landscape paintings in 1920, and continued working in a laboratory as an engineer, where he also researched color perception. By 1943, the artist had devoted himself entirely to his art career and abandoned his assistant position at the Faculté des Sciences. Over the following decades, Lapicque traveled to Venice four times and produced paintings inspired by the city’s villas, gardens, and church facades. The artist died on July 15, 1988 in Orsay, France. Today, his works are held in collections throughout France, including the Musée d’Unterlinden, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Quimper, and the Musée de Lorraine. This work is Hand Signed in pencil by the artist "Lapicque" at the lower right corner. The work is also Hand inscribed "UPDATE WITH #/99" in pencil at the lower left corner. This Lithograph was printed in 1964 in a limited edition of only 99 hand signed and numbered impressions.